The importance of creating “a sense of place” in community design was the dominant theme in a special dedication ceremony held at Johns Creek Walk, a new mixed-use neighborhood in the City of Johns Creek at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Bell Road. The community dedicated two stainless steel horse sculptures, known as “Sun” and Angel”, in one of the neighborhood’s picturesque pocket parks. The sculptures are the work of well known North Georgia artist Eric Strauss, whose equine sculptures have found permanent homes in several locations throughout the southeast.

On hand for the ceremony in Millwork Park within Johns Creek Walk were the sculptor, his wife Charlotte, their son Logan, and their daughter Katie Lynn; Karen Richardson, Johns Creek city council member; Diane L. Carpenter, executive director of the Ocee Arts Center; Richard Aaronson, president of Richard Aaronson Signature Homes and Atlantic Realty Partners; Andrew B. Aaronson, vice president of Atlantic Realty Partners; and Meg Thompson, broker for Johns Creek Walk Realty, which is handling residential sales in the neighborhood. Also present were a large contingent of staff from Atlantic Realty Partners and Johns Creek Walk. Richard Aaronson (on left in photo) told the group attending the ceremony about the importance of “a sense of place” in community design and giving back to the communities where people live and work. Andrew Aaronson (on right in photo), speaking of Atlantic Realty Partners’ commitment to creating high quality, well executed communities of purpose which enhance residents’ quality of life, presented a $1,000 check to Ocee Arts Center executive director Carpenter in support of the arts organization’s work. He then introduced sculptor Eric Strauss, who spoke of the background and inspiration of his stainless steel horse sculptures. Strauss also talked about the organic nature of the artwork and how it complemented the Arts & Crafts architectural surroundings of Johns Creek Walk. The sculptor dedicated “Sun” and “Angel” to their permanent home in Millwork Park as his children joined the Aaronsons in unveiling the horses.

The 44 Arts & Crafts styled townhomes in The Residences of Johns Creek Walk are available in three and four-bedroom plans with prices starting at $299,900 and represent an affordable opportunity to live in the neighborhood. A bonus of up to $25,000 in “Buyer Bonus Bucks” is being offered through the Grand Opening promotion. The municipality of Johns Creek is one of the metro Atlanta newest cities, and the Johns Creek Walk neighborhood is North Fulton County’s first true live, work and play neighborhood, offering a unique blend of sophisticated manor homes, Arts and Crafts-inspired townhomes, luxury rentals and specialty retail. The 26-acre community will have a mix of housing choices, including the townhomes as well as custom-built single-family manor homes and luxury apartments with condominium-grade finishes. Amenities currently in place include a swimming pool with outdoor kitchen and cabana, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour Wi-Fi equipped cyber café, business center, pocket parks, children’s playground, pond with ambient water feature, sidewalks on both sides of the streets, park benches, and period streetlights and signposts.

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